Experience

  • Senior Manager, Security (APAC)

    at Boston Scientific Corporation

    January 2019 - January 2019

    Singapore

    Note - A decision was made to restructure this role to a junior position some time in Sept 2019 o Strategic management of security program in APAC to protect people and secure assets. o I help the Business/ Functions identify and understand risks that comes with the enterprise and operation, thereafter work as a team to avoid or mitigate these risks. If these risks manifest and affect operations, I would be guiding the Country Leadership Team to manage the crisis and resultant issues in order to continue business. There is a special focus on protection of people, assets, fraud prevention and loss prevention. o Development of security awareness program for all staff in all 44 sites in APAC. o Development of Business Resilience program for business and manufacturing leaders in several key markets in APAC. o Business continuity for Hong Kong subsidiary during current civil disobedience protests. o Collaboration with IT Security to better secure trade / research secrets.

  • Associate Director, Regional Security (APAC)

    at Merck & Co

    July 2013 - January 2019

    Singapore

    o Assisted and led compliance & FCPA and fraud investigations in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, South Korea and Taiwan. o Managed investigations into incidents of counterfeit, diverted and tampered pharmaceutical products purporting to be MSD’s medicinal products in various countries in AP Region. o Supporting Legal by managing investigations into patent infringing products in Hong Kong and Philippines. o Managing a suitable response in the Korean peninsula in 2017 o Provided support and advice to Thailand’s Incident Management Team to manage business continuity during the political crisis in Nov 2013 – Jan 2014. o Provided training and guidance to country business leaders and Managing Directors in Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam & ANZ on Incident Management Plans and Business Continuity Plans. o Close liaison with Business Unit Director and Product Managers to align Global Security’s strategy with their business needs.

  • VP Fraud Investigations

    at United Overseas Bank Ltd

    August 2007 - August 2008

    Singapore

    o Managed a team to investigate Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) Investigations concerning the bank’s staff. I assess the collated evidence. o Dealt with victims (members of public) of fraud and money laundering. o Fraud Investigations. I managed the same team which also investigated fraud and wrongful loss arising from staff and customers of the bank. Liaise with UOB’s risk management on insurance claims matters Recovered stolen assets for the bank. Investigated UOB’s Relationship Managers to ensure their compliance to regulatory matters. o Operational Audit. Reviewed several business units’ operation during investigations to ascertain cause of fraud and made recommendations to minimise future fraud incidents. o Money laundering detection.Detected incidence of fraud and money laundering by a customer.Conducted initial investigations and liaised with CAD. o Management Reporting. In charge of reporting to management on investigation matters conducted by my team.

  • Assistant Superintendent of Police

    at Singapore Police Force

    June 1996 - July 2007

    Singapore

    OC, Proceeds of Crime Unit, Commercial Affairs Department o Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Investigation. Managed an AML investigation team at Commercial Affairs Department. I personally conducted several AML and corporate fraud investigation. Joint investigation with Criminal Investigation Department (CID) resulting into a judicial forfeiture of $188,000 o Managed the team to recover a substantial amount of stolen assets. Prosecution Officer, Criminal Investigation Department o Criminal Litigation. As a police prosecutor, I personally conducted criminal litigation for the state and achieved a” healthy” level of convictions. More than 90% of the persons that I prosecuted were convicted by the State Courts of Singapore. o Passed Attorney General Chamber’s test for new Assistant Public Prosecutor. OC, Close Protection Unit, Security Command o VIP Protection and Security. As OC, Close Protection Unit, I managed a team of highly skilled bodyguards to protect a local VVIP.

Education

  • LLB

    at University of London

    2012 - at Present (8 years) London

  • Certified Fraud Examiner

    at Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

    2016 - 2018 (2 years) New York

  • Certified Professional Risk Manager

    at NUS Extension (ARIMI)

    2012 - 2013 (1 year) Singapore

  • MBA

    at SUNY, Buffalo

    2005 - 2008 (3 years) New York

  • Bachelor of Arts

    at National University of Singapore

    1991 - 1994 (3 years) Singapore

Languages

  • English Native

  • Chinese Negotiation

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